Effective Friday April 1, 2022, Bluefield State will suspend all COVID-19 check-In
return to normal operating conditions. Over the last two years, our College has successfully
developed and implemented procedures to address college operations during the COVID-19 pandemic,
led by B-State’s Back, a college-wide team deeply committed to ensuring everyone’s safety during
this unprecedented time. Through the efforts of this team, our students, employees, and
community, the percent of positive cases at Bluefield State never exceeded three percent, and
has consistently been five to ten percent below our county’s percent of reported cases.
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Letter From the President
March 16, 2020
Dear Bluefield State Community:
We are working daily to adjust to the shifting news about the
My message today is for our students, faculty and staff. Your well-being and education will
always be our
The situation is rapidly evolving. Bluefield State College has no confirmed cases of the
at this time on campus. That said, we cannot eliminate all risk, but we are
steps to minimize it. Because this situation is changing every day, more precautions make sense.
undertaking the following changes to continue our educational mission.
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until Sunday, March 29, 2020:
- Classes at Bluefield State's main and Beckley campuses will not meet in-person.
and instruction will move to online, effective March 22nd.
- Students will participate in these classes, complete assigmnents, and engage with their
prescribed meeting times. This teaching platform will ensure that students are able to
courses and meet their academic requirements. Additional information on how students
will use this
technology will be coming from the Office of the Provost.
- Bluefield State leadership will be working on an individual basis with students who
off campus housing to assure their ability to comply with their classwork
- The State of West Virginia has suspended college sponsored travel as well as nonessential
staff and faculty. Athletic games are suspended during this time. We want to mitigate
of large groups of people.
The changes, do not affect Bluefield State's day-to-day routine staff business. We will maintain
other support services. Our Threat Assessment Team will have further information for you.
Cleanliness is a top priority. Our cleaning crews have taken extra measures to keep
and common areas on campus, as well as in resident housing and the dining hall clean with daily
disinfections. This includes walls, windows, lavatories, railings, doors, floors and more. We
to disinfect the places students touch most. Additional hand sanitizing stations have been set
up in high
Our Threat Assessment Team is in place to ensure your well-being. This team is
closely with local government agencies and the local hospitals as well as in coordination across
Students with academic concerns should connect with their professors or advisors. For those who are
experiencing anxiety or excessive stress, please reach out to the Counseling Center at
Bluefield State will always keep the latest information here at the top of our website.
A hallmark of Bluefield State is our caring community, our day-to-day interactions, our small classes
strong relationships between professors and students. We understand that these measures are
we believe they will help minimize the risk. We are committed to returning to a normal state of
I want to thank our faculty and staff as they work hard to implement these initiatives; they are
the best interests and success of our students. The Bluefield State community is at its best
when we work
together. We are in challenging times. It's our commitment to each other that will help us all